October 26, 2014
New York, NY – The New York Times is reporting that Governor Andrew Cuomo and NJ Governor Chris Christie are refusing pressure from the White House to drop their Ebola quarantine orders.
This does not have White House officials sounding very pleased. “Federal officials made it clear that they do not agree with the governors about the need or effectiveness of a total quarantine for health care workers, though they were careful not to directly criticize the governors themselves,” wrote Marc Santora and Michael D. Shear, in the NY Times online edition, on Sunday. “A senior administration official, who did not want to be identified in order to discuss private conversations with state officials on the issue, called the decision by the governors ‘uncoordinated, very hurried, an immediate reaction to the New York City case that doesn’t comport with science.'”